You are invited to a free TESL Toronto webinar, Monday May 6, 2013, at 7:00pm EST. Join in at http://learningtimesevents.
Dr. Agnieszka Palalas will present her favourite mobile apps that can be used for teaching and learning English as a Second Language. She will explain how these ubiquitous tools can be used to augment in-class activities and encourage out-of-class language practice. Examples of free mobile apps supporting the development of all four language skills will be presented. Agnieszka will also discuss the who, when and how of the apps, and their suitability for both individual and collaborative language–learning activities. This hour-long webinar comprises an introduction to the selected mobile apps, discussion of their usage, and 15 minutes of Q&A.
Audience: While this presentation targets ESL professionals with very basic understanding of mobile technologies, it also offers ideas and tips to a broader TESL audience.
The Presenter: Dr. Agnieszka Palalas is a Mobile Learning Specialist at George Brown College, Toronto, Canada, where she has led numerous m-learning initiatives and research projects targeting international and immigrant students’ needs. She works with learners and faculty to integrate innovative pedagogies and technologies in mobile and blended learning contexts, including Mobile-Assisted Language Learning contexts. Her other instructional design and research interests focus on emerging approaches to teaching and learning, as well as formal and informal learning practice using innovative technologies. Agnieszka is active in local and international mobile learning and second language learning associations and is a regular presenter at professional conferences. Agnieszka has published several articles pertaining to mobile learning and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning. In her work, Agnieszka has combined her expertise of instructional design and computer technologies with over 20 years of experience as a teacher and ESL instructor.